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Birthdays in Music in May 1914

Birthdays in Music

  • May 9 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • May 9 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • May 9 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia (d. 1999)
  • May 15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • May 17 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los) born in Friedeck, Austria-Hungary (d. 2015)
  • May 22 Sun Ra [Herbert Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • May 23 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • May 25 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • May 27 Hugh Le Caine, Canadian physicist and composer, born in Thunder Bay, Canada (d. 1977)
  • May 30 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 31 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, born in Kushiro Hokkaido, Japan (d. 2006)

About May 1914

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)